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>> christa: breaking news first at 5:00, high anxiety. 24 people have to go to the hospital after a flight from logan is forced to land in south dakota after hitting severe turbulence. >> sarah: all-around redemption. needham native aly raisman finds her silver lining in the gymnastics all-around competition in rio. >> christa: andew in princeton. investigators releasing new information about the killer. >> sarah: a real-life case of home alone. now rockland police are hoping you can help them catch a would-be thief. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morning, everybody. we made it. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: t.g.i.f. i'm christa delcamp. the air conditioner was working overtime because it was another
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declaring a heat emergency. people are looking for any way to beat the heat. that looks fun, chris. let's head out there. >> chris: let's skip out on the 9:00 a.m. news, get out there on the jet-skis. that's great way to cool off, head to the beach, head out on the water. good morning, everyone. heat advisory in place. it will feel a lot like yesterday, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. for the heat index. 100 to 105 again. 105 yesterday for the heat indices. 78 degrees right now. rather quiet. a couple spot showers out into worcester county, but i think the best chance of scattered showers and storms will arrive mid-afternoon through the early evening. so for some of us, we'll get locally heavy rain out of the showers and thunderstorms for other towns. they remain hot and humid. i think many of us reaching the middle 90s this afternoon. you combine that with dew point levels running into the low 70ss, it feels more like 100 to 105 again by 3:00, 4:00 p.m.
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keep cool. >> sarah: we're following breaking news, the mass pike is shut down in both directions after a crash. we're told the serious crash involves at least one tractor-trailer. the accident happened in charleton earlier this morning. so how is that going time packed your morning commute? let's send it over to danielle gersh with fast track alert. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. this is a serious crash in charlton on the pike. the accident happened eastbound involving two tractor-trailers. the pike was shut down eastbound and westbound. lane is back open. this back-up will stretch for about two miles. again, this is in charleton and going to cause you major delays this morning. closer to home, not looking too bad out there. inside 128, no issues on the pike. routes 2 and 3, you're fine: 93 all green back to 495. and you're wide open on route 1. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. no issues south of town. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the
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128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: more breaking news involving travel this morning. we're getting a look inside this jetblue flight forced to land after hitting severe turbulence. right now dozens of people have been treated for injuries. >> sarah: that flight taking off from logan and heading to sacramento before making an emergency landing. 7's nicole oliverio live at logan with more. nicole, we're hearing from passengers now. nicole, we are, sarah. those passengers were extremely frightened when all of this was going on. they took off from logan airport without any issue last night. that jetblue plane was bound for sacramento, but no problems here with the weather. as they were over south dakota, that plane had to make an emergency landing because of severe turbulence. that plane ended up landing in south dakota, and in all 22 passengers had to be taken to the hospital along with two crew members.
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we did speak with one woman who was staying here in new bedford with family, heading back to california, and she said at one point she thought she was going to die. >> all of a sudden like out of nowhere, we dropped like an elevator. it was so... i don't know how to explain it, almost like an elevator dropped like 50 floors. and everybody starts screaming and flew up in the air, like i saw the guy next to me in the aisle was like literally floating and then, boom, hit his head. i'm like, is this real? >> terrifying moments for those passengers that. woman and her mother had to get checked out at the hospital. they were wearing those neck braces. they're staying overnight at a hotel in south dakota and hopefully heading home. as for the rest of the passengers, they landed in south dakota at 8:30 last night.
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sacramento at 7:00 a.m. our time. that's the latest live from logan, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole, thank you. let's head off to the olympic zone friday this friday morning. gymnastics giants. simone biles and needham's own aly raisman in tears of joy there. they took home the gold and silver respectively in the individual all-around final. really just a dominant performance by team u.s.a. >> sarah: an emotional raisman celebrating silver after being denied an all-around medal four years ago 7's nancy chen has all the highlights now from rio. >> nancy: american dominance on display in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. needham native aly raisman seizing silver. i was there when she stepped off the podium. >> thank you. >> nancy: the entire arena erupted for you. you seemed emotional, as well. >> yes, it was so special, they whole entire arena, they were screaming and cheering and
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not being in the u.s. it's so amazing, i'll never ever forget it. >> nancy: teammate simone biles crowned the world champion. >> i'm feeling a whirlwind of emotion, excited, happy, proud of both me and aly, because we both went out there tonight and we both did our jobs. i couldn't ask for anything more. >> nancy: but this was a fight to the finish for the two members of the final five. half-way through biles, the three-time reigning world champion, found herself in unfamiliar territory. >> she is not leading at the half-way point of the women's all-arou both behind russia's aliya mustafina, but both came roaring back on beam. >> we just kept telling each other to have fun, it's only one more routine. i think that's what we did. >> nancy: then raisman's floor routine would increase her score. the entire time her parents on the edge of their seats. this silver sweet redemption for aly. four years ago in london she was
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mustafina due to the tiebreaker rule. >> i'm on cloud nine right now. i'm so excited to finally have my all-around medal. it took me five times for this and i finally did it, so i'm very happy. >> nancy: support pouring in from back home and around the world. sox slugger david ortiz tweeting, "congrats to my good friend aly raisman on the silver medal, making boston proud as usual. boston strong." even democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton sending her support with a tweet writing, "congrats on bringing home the and aly. we're all so proud of you." both young women still soaking it all in. >> it's just insane. i don't have words. >> nancy: nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we head now to the pool. michael phelps and ryan lochte swimming head-to-head in their final face-off in the 200m individual medley. in the end phelps easily pulled away from the competition, claiming his fourth gold of the games. lochte losing steam, though,
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>> 22 olympic gold medals, it's something you just dream of. and then i said this before, but i'm just living a dream come true. >> sarah: lochte says the race was a low for him, but he plans to bring himself up and get back in the stands to cheer on team u.s.a. >> ten seconds from a gold medal. >> sarah: the bay kayla harrison dominated the competition in the 78 kilogram division. in the final she won gold by forcing her opponent to tap out. kayla who trains in wakefield has now won gold in london and rio. four years ago she became first american to ever win gold in judo. now she is first american to win back-to-back medals of any kind in judo. let's take a look at the medal count. team u.s.a. is in the lead with a total of 38 medals. so far they've brought home 16
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of 30 medals and japan is coming in third with 22. >> christa: we have other news for you this morning. investigators unveiling key clues in the death of this jogger in princeton. police say that she likely fought for her life against this attacker, leaving him with cuts and bruises. 7's victoria warren has the latest on the search. >> victoa: vanessa marcotte fought for her life. >> we believe there was a struggle between vanessa and her killer. >> victoria: police searched the woods. the killer says the killer was man and during the struggle, vanessa would have left her mark on them. >> these injuries specifically were scratches, scrapes and/or bruises. therefore, we would would ask that anyone who has observe another male with these types of injuries that would have been fresh earlier in the week to contact the massachusetts state
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>> victoria: vanessa's body was found in the woods hours after she went for a jog and didn't come back. sources say she was burned on her hand, head and feet. the murder shaking this community to its core. >> maybe we'll never know. i don't want that. >> victoria: victoria warren, 7news, "today in new england." >> christa: massachusetts state police are asking you call their anonymous tip line know who the killer is. the number 508-453-7589. ism right now police are searching for man who tried to break into a house in rockland while a teen was home alone. police releasing the sketch of a suspect. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was inside the home at the time when he saw the man trying to pick the lock with a knife. police say the suspect ran off into the woods when he saw the teen. if anyone knows where he is, police want to hear from you. >> christa: high drama in a
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charges. darnell booth collapsed in the middle of his arraignment thursday morning. prosecutors say the 34-year-old attacked a 16-year-old everett teenager after picking her up. police say he friended her on snapchat and later contacted her, offering to give her a ride. that's when prosecutors say he raped her. >> sarah: more news ahead on "today in new england." a wild wreck caught on camera. surveillance video shows a driver making a last-second decision leading up to a crash with a train. >> christa: and cheering on we'll take you the a watch party where aly raisman first began her journey to the olympics. >> sarah: and how jimmy garoppolo looked in his preseason debut with the
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ism all right. welcome back. 5:15. it is going to be hot, hot, hot
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intense heat, and another heat advisory. chris, you say this one begins about an hour earlier than yesterday. >> chris: it does. yesterday began at noon. today it begins at 11:00 a.m. bottom line, a repeat of yesterday in terms of how it feels outside. high temperatures, boston 96. lawrence at 98 degrees. at one point the city of boston, that 96 with the dew point of 72 created a heat index of 105. i do expect the heat indices once again to be between 100 and 105 degrees this afterno doesn't take much to get to 90 when you start off the morning at 78 degrees. the dew point levels stifling outside. running in the lower to middle 70s. that tropical air mass in place stays in place throughout the day. how about a couple of low blue showers trying to pop up here on 495. not much going on this morning. i think we'll have to wait until this afternoon to get some more scattered showers and storms. that's the difference of today versus yesterday. yesterday the bulk of the action
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new hampshire, massachusetts, to get some scattered storms as we go through this afternoon and early in the evening hours. and because the atmosphere has so much water vapor, so much moisture with it, any shower or thunderstorm that does form this afternoon and early this evening will be capable of producing some trend, rain and quite a bit of lightning out there. so we'll watch for that. you notice in the forecast model here how these showers and storms, but every town will see it. but if you pick up an inch, inch natch of rain within t minutes or 45 minutes, yes, we appreciate the inch, inch and a half of rain, but you don't want to see it so fast because you are starting to talk about ponding on the roadway, localized street flooding. we'll keep an eye on that later today and early this evening. tomorrow starting off quiet. the difference tomorrow is that we'll have the back door cool front that tries the sneak in especially across northeastern mass and along the coastline. this may be full temperatures into the 70s and lower 80s across much of eastern mass,
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90. where you have that front, the north to east wind meets up with a west wind. i think that's your highest chance of scattered showers and storms, locally heavy rain in the afternoon. and that will tend to favor away from the coastline versus the coastline. and then on sunday, we'll all back with some scattered afternoon showers and storms, again once the cool front moves from the north. so it's an active weekend. you'll get a lot of dry stretches in, there but any time the rounds of storms come in, they're going to be producing locally heavy rain and the reason for the moisture, all the water vapor in the air. it feels like a tropical air mass in place. we have plenty of water, right? taking a look back into the midwest, scattered showers and storms into the great lakes. it is an active pattern, so to speak here, now that these complexes of showers and storms are trying to work on into new england from the south and from the west. 92 to 97 today. scattered showers and storms this afternoon. bottom line with the humidity,
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could be a passing shower out around fenway park. by first pitch we'll keep an eye on that. if there is any delay out, there we still get the game in. i don't expect this to be an all-night thing. 89 degrees. it's going to be a warm evening, warm overnight. temperatures back in the 70s. seven-day forecast. high heat. early next week back to low levels. >> sarah: let's head to the olympic zone where some of aly cheering her on. >> aly, aly! >> sarah: this is the scene at excel gym where aly first started training. >> christa: i love those aly testimony shirts. maybe there is a future olympian in the crowd. 7's kimberly bookman reports. >> aly, aly! >> kimberly: in the heart of newton's excel gym, a cheering section so full of love you have to believe aly raisman felt it all the way in rio.
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she's so good at gymnastics. she went to excel, of course. and excel really gave her good stuff to learn. >> kimberly: it is at this gym where the needham native got her start. >> we're so proud to be part of something big like that. it's so amazing how she keeps going and going. >> kimberly: they are team aly all the way. >> i think it's inspiring. >> kimberly: in fact, this instructor wore patrioticsn hopes they'd be a good luck charm during the women's individual gymnastics all-around competition. this inspiring gymnast from raisman's current practice facility in burlington put her hair in a raisman bun and sent -- and hell tight to a leotard the olympian autographed in hopes of sending positive vibes. a great job because she's been working really, really hard. >> go, aly, go! >> kimberly: rooting for raisman while practicing their
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doubt she'd take home a prize. what raisman left with was silver, but she's second to none with her fan base. >> i'm so happy she got silver. that's really, really good. >> aly, aly! >> kimberly: it looks like raisman's gyms are getting a booses from her solid showing. excel says after the last olympics four years ago, it had a 25% increase in business. children inspired by raisman wanted to sign up for gymnastics. the gym owner expects a similar increase this time around. in new england." >> christa: i bet that's going to be true for all gyms, not just that one. >> sarah: future olympians for sure. up next on 7news, jimmy g in the spotlight at gillette. how the q.b. did in the pats'
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among guy air. 78 in the city of boston. a couple spot showers trying to force their way up to 495. otherwise we expect mainly dre conditions early this morning through early this afternoon. u.v. index on the very high side heading out to the beach today. place the beat the heat. however, we do have a risk later on this afternoon from mid-afternoon to early evening of some scattered storms. keep an eye to the sky. water temperatures running in the lower 70s. afternoon temperatures running into the 90. >> christa: chris, thank you. the patriots preseason with a win. garoppolo leading the offense. rookie receiver malcolm mitchell suffered what appeared to be a severe injury to his right elbow in the second quarter, but x-rays were negative. according to espn, he dislocated the elbow and he will miss several weeks. pats won the game 34-22. and jimmy g opened up a little bit after the game. >> i think i'm working in the
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things i can work on, little things here and there. that's part of being a quarterback. there are a lot of little things here and, there and you want to be the best at your craft. >> christa: the pats play their second preseason game in six days when they host the chicago bears. >> sarah: the red sox host diamondbacks. they're hoping to drop two of three to the yankees. alex rodriguez drove in a run in his final appearance at fenway. he grounded out the eighth allowing an insurance run for the yankees. hanley ramirez drove in a pair of insurance run for the sox. but that was all boston's offense could muster. sox lost 4-2. in new york, alex rodriguez will play his final game. the yankees host the tampa bay rays. new york is set to release a-rod after the game. the 41-year-old was then shifted enter an advisory role with the team. >> christa: coming up at 5: 30, hitting the brakes. officials may be ignoring the speed limit in boston by the end
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you'll need to slow down by. >> reporter: and a train collides with a pick-up truck trying to cross these tracks. and it's all caught on camera. >> reporter: and 7news is headed into the olympic zone. leslie jones tweets up a storm after arriving at the rio olympics and cheers on aly
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terrifying moment on the tracks caught on camera. video shows a commuter train plowing right enter a pick-up truck. >> christa: and police in the boston area on alert after they say it appears to have been tampered with. >> sarah: and michael phelps wins a fourth goal, outdueling ryan lochte for perhaps the last time. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. we'll have the latest on the duel in the pool, but thanks for waking up with us. we made it to friday.
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a pool sounds pretty nice right about now. boston feeling the heat again today. temperatures skyrocketing. looks like we're in store for a great day for some sun and sand and to be down by the beach maybe. so let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: call in sick. we'll leave work here. boston, sorry, we're all headed to the beach today. good day for a heat advisory in place 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. the heat index 102 to 105 a 78 in town now. you feel the humidity in place walking out the door no. question there's quite a bit of it. the difference today if you are heading out to the shoreline, keep an eye to the sky from mid-afternoon into the early evening. there will be some scattered showers and storms. a few of them producing gusty winds. any shower comes -- shower or thunderstorm that develops, capable of developing thunderstorm. the reason for that, the atmosphere loaded with moisture. you feel it in the air. humidity so thick you can cut with it a knife, right? feels more like 100 this
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more on the weekend forecast ahead. >> sarah: we have a fast track traffic alert. let's send it to danielle gersh with details. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. you're watching a serious crash in charleston. it happened earlier this morning around 3:00 a.m. it involved two tractor-trailers. one caught fire. the other one rolled over. this happened eastbound on the pike near the charleston service plaza. so all eastbound lanes on the pike are closed. westbound we're hearing that two lanes are now open. but this is going to cause major delays this morning if you're headed t closer to home, no issues on the pike. routes 2 and 3 fine. 93 pretty much wide open all the way back to 495 this morning. route 1 looking good. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. and then south of town all green on route 95, 24 and route 3. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule.
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breaking news on travel this morning. 22 passengers and two flight crew members had to go to the hospital after a jetblue plane flying out of boston hit some severe turbulence. the flight was headed to sacramento. it had to be diverted to rapid city south dakota, which you see there on your map. and you can see here a woman on the plane had to be taken off in a neck brace. all the victims were treated for minor injuries. they have all been released from the hospital. jetblue officials say they sent a replacement aircraft to take the sack sacramento. >> sarah: needham gymnast aly raisman had -- has a good reason to celebrate. she captured the silver in the women's all-around. she just missed out on a medal in the all-around in london four years ago. but she now has five career olympic medals. american simone biles won gold in last night's event. now to the day's other top stories. police say vanessa marcotte who was killed while jogging in princeton fought back during that attack.
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the d.a. said the 27-year-old's killer was man and could have scratches, scrapes or bruises. investigators searched the woods again yesterday where marcotte's body was found. >> christa: now to a wild crash that was caught on camera. a pick-up truck on a collision ?course in wakefield. so the driver here had to be rushed to the hospital after crossing the tracks and then getting hit by that commuter rail train. unbelievable video. but amazingly that man will be okay. let's head out to 7's john cuoco in wakefield with a closer look at that video. john? >> john: christa, this all played out in a matter of seconds. that truck driving right past the gates here and colliding with that rain right here on the tracks. >> so we had to have come out of nowhere. >> john: caught on camera, the truck dragged the length of a football field down these railroad tracks. it was the last thing bob young
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young said he ran to help, first getting air bags out of the way, then speaking to the driver. >> he just was making some noises that he was hurt, you know. >> john: the mbta says the railroad warning process was working properly. the bell sounded, the gates came down, and then this. a 76-year-old man young says he may have had an emergency. >> he didn't go around. he drove through it. >> john: people on the train shaken by the experience. >> i was crying and shaking and calling 911. i wanted to make sure he was already. >> john: and as of last night, that driver was still in the hospital. we're told police are considering a $200 fine for him. live in wakefield. john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also this morning, police arrest a man after they say he made a dangerous
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rhode island. police say 41-year-old man went into an office, leaving his son in the car with the windows cracked an inch for about half hour. firefighters were able to get ?the window open and the boy ou. the father says he didn't think he would be inside so long. >> the car alarm was going off and there were cops and detectives everywhere. and the guy was standing there holding one child. and all he kept saying was, "i i was just going to be a minute." i don't think he meant to do anything wrong, but what a stupid thing to do. >> sarah: authorities say the temperature inside the car was about 93 degrees. >> christa: right now police are investigating a suspicious fire at a olympic county hospital in hanson. investigators say someone intentionally set the basement of that building on fire yesterday afternoon, but no one was hurt. police now offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
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someone may be tampering with personal vehicles of police officers. three have been three incidents recently when officers have found the lug nuts of their tires missing or loose. the most recent came wednesday night in east boston. in fact, one officer's tire fell off on his drive home. >> sarah: new details about the speed limit in boston. mayor marty walsh says he would like to see the limit be lowered to 25mph across the city. according to the "globe," the mayor says he believes decreasing the legal speed from 30 to 25 would help save lives. earlier this week governor baker signed a law that gives towns and cities control over the speed limit. >> christa: still ahead on 7, harrison making history again at the olympics. the judo fighter who trains in wakefield has another golden moment.
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ism we're staying on top of breaking news in charleton. multiple planes on nass pike shut down after two tractor-trailers collided this
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caught on fire. >> christa: so we understand that the eastbound side is still closed, which during the morning commute is going to pose some problems for people trying to get into the city. we do know that two of the westbound lanes have been opened and are getting by. so we'll keep you posted. we have a live reporter at the scene. she'll have more. vicki is actually there right now. so thank goodness for that. look at all that traffic behind you. >> victoria: christa, it is a nightmare on the mass pike inned directions. just got an update from massdot, they're hoping to open the breakdown lane?eastbou. take a live look behind me. i don't know, there was a tractor-trailer that just came through, and a car. so i don't know perhaps it looks like actually this is some great news they are letting some of the eastbound traffic through. this is the first traffic that has come through here since this overnight crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down eastbound and westbound traffic.
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westbound a short time ago. and massdot originally said around 6:00 a.m. they'd get a breakdown lane open eastbound, but as you can see right now with some of these traffic that's starting to move, they were able to move that time line up. you can be assured that back-ups are still extensive in both directions. don't know too much about the nature of the accident other than two tractor-trailers collided, one did catch on fire. trying to get some more details about that. but the big story out here in the charleton area along the mass pike is t if you are taking any travel plans that take you through this area today. live in charleton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: i imagine a lot of people will be using 9 as an alternate route, so danielle gersh will have more on that coming up.
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>> sarah: all right. 5:45. time now for everything you need to know to start you day off right. >> christa: we need to know about the weather for the weekend. we have plan, places to go. >> chris: hot and humid weather ahead of us. we'll be tracking some scattered storms some keep the plans, keep an eye to the sky, especially in the afternoon. once in a while we'll have to deal with that. heat and humidity highest today. locally heavy rain with some of these storms. you walk out the door, you can feel that humidity hit you.
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water vapors in it. we do expect plenty of moisture for these storms to work with. 78 in boston right now. that's the air temperature. the dew point levels still running in the low to mid-70s. humidity in place. with all the water vapor in place in the atmosphere, these thunderstorms get going. we could see locally beneficial rain. too much too fast in this setup. they'll be hit-and-miss. that's the way it is in the summertime, feast or famine. we have that today. locally heavier thunderstorms developing the early evening hours. and tomorrow the key is where does this front line up. if there is a bit of a break in the heat and humidity, especially with the heat, it would be tomorrow, especially across northeast everybody mass and along the coastline. still thinking the western half of new england. very hot and humid tomorrow, some scattered storms tomorrow afternoon. especially inland. and then on sunday in the afternoon, and into the evening, some scattered storm, but sunday is another hot and humid day with temperatures running low to mid-90s, although we have a decent shot of some widespread
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maybe a leftover shower or two on monday. so any of these storms rolling in over the next couple day, locally heavy rain. one or two of those thunderstorms may be on the stronger side with strong wind gusts. we'll keep an eye on that. 96 in boston. combine them with humidity and it will feel more like 100 some a heat advisory is in place. early next week. >> sarah: we have a traffic alert we want to hear before leaving for work. here's danielle gersh with details. serious crash earlier in charleton eastbound on the pike. all lanes were closed in both directions. one lane did just open eastbound. two lanes are actually open westbound now through charleton. this involves two tractor-trailers, one flipped over, one call fire. so this going to cause major delays this morning. closer to home, not looking bad. no issues on route 2 or 3. 93 fine all the way back to 495 this morning. route 1 problem-free. braintree to boston northbound
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south of town, no issues to talk about on route 95, 24 or route 3. let's check the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 13 minutes braintree to boston expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. no delays here. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's go back to the olympic zone here on your friday morning. a dominant performance in the women's all-around gymnastics with hometown bursting into tears and bringing home silver. ism simone biles capturing a gold medal in a dominant performance. let's go with all the highlights. >> dwoad and silver medalists, one, two for team u.s.a. >> nancy: american dominance on display in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. needham native aly raisman seizing silver. i was there when she stepped off the podium. >> thank you. >> nancy: the entire arena
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>> yes, it was so special, they whole entire arena, they were screaming and cheering and standing up on their feet. it's not something you expect not being in the u.s. it's so amazing, i'll never ever forget it. >> that has been her destiny all along. >> nancy: teammate simone biles crowned the world champion. >> i'm feeling a whirlwind of emotion, excited, happy, proud of both me and aly, because we both went out there tonight and we both did our jobs. i couldn't ask for anything more. >> nancy: but this was a fight to members of the final five. half-ay through biles, the three-time reigning world champion, found herself in unfamiliar territory. >> she is not leading at the half-way point of the women's all-around. >> nancy: biles and raisman both behind russia's aliya mustafina, but both came roaring back on beam. >> we just kept telling each other to have fun, it's only one more routine. i think that's what we did.
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score. the entire time her parents on the edge of their seats. this silver sweet redemption for aly. four years ago in london she was knocked off the podium by mustafina due to the tiebreaker rule. >> i'm on cloud nine right now. i'm so excited to finally have my all-around medal. it took me five times for this and i finally did it, so i'm very happy. >> nancy: support pouring in from back home and around the world. sox slugger david ortiz tweeting, "congrats to my good friend aly raisman on the silver usual. boston strong." both young women still soaking it all in. >> it's just insane. i don't have words.. >> nancy: and now to the pool. team members of team u.s.a. faced off to a final time. it was a race to remember in rio. >> just 1/100ths of a second behind chad. that should do it.
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greatest rivalries comes to an end in rio. michael phelps crowned the champion in a final face-off with teammate ryan lochte. >> i guess i just didn't have it tonight. >> nancy: phelps could not be stopped, pulling ahead in the last leg of the 200m individual medley and never looking back. it was pure gold. >> four straight olympic golds, and this one was not even close. >> winning four in a row, when the announcer said that, i h together. >> nancy: lochte finishing in fifth and ready for a break. >> i can't say that my journey is over. i know that i'm going to have to take a break mentally and get myself back into me having fun again in the sport. >> nancy: but the friendship will live on between the two. it goes far beyond the lanes. right before the race lochte showed this picture showing the two do a little carbo loading.
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was back in the pool a short time later. >> and he's done it! >> nancy: securing a second-place finish in the 100m fly semifinal. now time for another gold medal race, an historic achieve. for a female swimmer. >> manuel is the winner. >> nancy: manuel set an olympic record, tying for gold in the 100m free style and becoming the first african american woman to win individual gold in swimming. >> it's definitely been a long have a gold medal. i am just so blessed. >> nancy: emotions running high as she made history. >> moves into the wall. a new olympic record. >> sarah: and it seems teammate katie ledecky is in a league of her own. the 19-year-old set an olympic record in preliminaries of the 800m free style. she's on track to take her fourth gold of the games when she dives in tonight. american ryan murphy won his
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and missy franklin is gold standard. before we came the rio, she told me every night before she went to sleep she visualized winning a second gold olympic medal. yesterday that olympic agreement came true. >> ten seconds from the gold medal. gold again! >> nancy: kayla harrison making history for the second time. >> the perfect way to finish it off. >> nancy: the judo stardom indicated her gold medal match, becoming the first american to win back-to-back olympic medals in any kind of judo. >> i'm a little bit on cloud nine. >> nancy: harrison first made history in 2012 when she became the only american to ever win gold in judo. >> i thought being first american to win a gold medal, i thought that high, that there would never be anything to top it, but i was wrong.
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champion tops it for sure. >> nancy: moments after her match, kayla shared her victory with her coach who she trains with in wakefield. >> i'm only as strong as this school. so i'm really blessed. this gold medal belongs to all of us. [national anthem playing] >> nancy: later soaking in the medal ceremony before announcing it would be her last. >> being a two-time olympic champion is something i... i'm going greatest that's ever done judo. >> nancy: and check out this memorable moment from rio. olympic champions coming together. aly raisman and simone biles after they completed their events. here they are showing off those new medals. so excited about. this comedian tieray jones has has -- comedian leslie jones has arrived in rio. very excited on twitter watching from new york.
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actually yesterday at the gymnastics competition. she was there to see aly take the silver. take a look at. this leslie posting that video showing aly dominating on the floor. i spotted her at the gymnastics event and snapped a couple pictures of the comedian cheering on team u.s.a. very excited. i told you i'd track her down. i did. >> christa: nancy, i love what she said with aly raisman earlier."t that's how the veterans do it." she was there with matthew mcconaughey, as well. >> sarah: her commentary through it all. >> christa: she was very, very busy. >> nancy: apparently after gymnastics she went over to swimming. she's been having a grand old time. at the gymnastics competition, she was cheering. she had a plastic bullhorn. i could... i was trying to keep an eye on aly because it's hard the take you eyes off her, but when you have leslie jones down there, it's a great time all
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scene-steeler. nancy, thank you. we'll see you in a bit. we have the latest in a medical count. >> sarah: the u.s. is maintaining a sizeable lead in the medal count. so far americans have earned 38 medals including 16 gold. china remains in second place with a total of 30 medals, and japan is in third with 22. >> christa: okay. so we have our medal counts and i love how you wear gold today in honor of aly raisman. >> sarah: feeling the olympic spir. >> chris: the rookies taking note from the veterans, as well. they've been performing pretty well. team u.s.a. racking up the med yalts. racking up the high heat and humidity the last couple days. today is the difference. we'll get some scattered storms in here this afternoon. some of them producing locally heavy rain mid-afternoon into the early evening. they're scattered, so not every town gets it, but if you get underneath, it can pour buckets with the tropical air mass in place. feels more like 100 this
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otherwise basically watching for drier weather this evening. we're also watching skies. meteor shower perseid tonight. hopefully some breaks in the action later on. >> christa: we'll be right
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following breaking news. nearly two dozen people headed to the hospital after their flight hits severe turbulence. >> the patriots getting their first test of the preseason. how does their new starting quarterback fare on the field? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. 6:00 a.m. tgif. olympic success for team u.s.a. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. it's going to be another hot one. maybe you want the beach, go to the pool or stay inside. >> chris: call in sick. tell the boss it's sarah french's fault for recommending it. heat advisory in place. heat indices running near 100 if not above it this afternoon. take it easy, stay cool. just like yesterday a hot and humid day. temperatures starting off at 78. 72 in boston. 74 in hyannis. this dew point level, you have that high humidity. dew point 70 and above, we have that tropical-like feel to the air.
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there may be an isolated shower around, better chance of scattered storms developing this afternoon. scattered tomorrows producing locally heavy rain and gusty winds. temps in the mid-90s. >> christa: all right. off the top here, part of the mass pike in charleton is actually shut down because of the trash between two tractor-trailers. >> sarah: one of the trucks caught on fire. let's get right to the scene. 7's victoria warren has the very latest. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. we have lane closures bh charleton area on the mass pike. the work closures happening in the westbound lanes because that's where this tractor-trailer accident happened overnight. you can see some traffic is starting to get through. we have two tractor-trailers that collided. one we're told rolled. one caught on fire. they had to completely shut down both west and eastbound lanes for a short time overnight. two of the westbound lanes reopened, but eastbound right
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back-ups are extensive. so if you are going to be traveling this area, you're going to want to account for some extra time because even though they're starting to get things up and running, you know, once those back-ups happen during rush hour, it seems the take hours to recover from them. live this morning in charleton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> all right. >> sarah: a crash leading to a fast track traffic alert. here's danielle gersh. an keeping an eye almost all morning long eastbound where this happened in charleton. all lanes were shut down eastbound and westbound. now one lane is own ep, two lanes are open westbound. the best alternate route to avoid the pike totally in charleton would be to take route 20 instead of the pike. closer to home things not looking too bad. slow and go traffic on the pike heading into boston. route 2 and 3 fine. 93 fine back to 495. route 1 wide open. braintree to boston your slowest drive, just 13 minutes there.
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issues on the roads. the "t" is running on schedule on the commuter rail. we're watching some delays on the providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking right now, a frightening flight out of logan airport when this plane hit severe turbulence. the pilot had to make an emergency landing because of that. and two dozen people had to go to the hospital with injuries. >> sarah: this morning we're hearing from a rattled passenger. 7's nicole oliverio live at logan with more this morning. nicole? frightening moments for these passengers on board flight 429 on jetblue. that flight took off here from logan airport. it was heading to sacramento. when it took off here from logan, passengers say everything was great. it was a great take-off. close to two hours into that flight when they hit that severe turbulence and had to make that emergency landing in south dakota. now, according to the hospital there, they say all 22 passengers and two flight crew members who were treated for
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released, but passengers we spoke with say it was absolutely frightening. they say they were jolted and thrown around like rag dolls. >> all of a sudden out of nowhere we dropped. i could tell it was so... i don't even know how to explain it. almost like an elevator dropped like 50 floors. and everybody started screaming and flew up in the air. like you were floating. i saw the guy next to me in the aisle over was literally and then, boom, hit his head. i'm like, is this real? >> victoria: now that passenger was visiting family in new bedford as she was heading back to california. she says she and her mother are going to stay overnight at a hotel in south dakota. as for the rest of the flight, they're scheduled to land in sacramento in just about 90 minutes. that's the latest live from logan, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england."
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none better. aly raisman. >> this is the moment she came back for. >> and simone biles. >> her destiny all along. >> raising the bar. >> sarah: man, what a performance. needham's own aly raisman soaring in the mick all-around. >> christa: and bursting into tears when she landed in the floor exercise. it was amazing. she and h biles taking silver and gold respectively. let's head out live to rio. here's 7's nancy chen. nancy, you were there. tell us more about this. >> nancy: oh, my gosh, just incredibly emotional out there. the entire crowd rising to their feet when she finished that floor routine, but, yes, aly raisman wanted this after being kept off the podium in london four years ago, her comeback
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>> gold and silver medalists, one, two for team u.s.a. >> nancy: american dominance on display in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. needham native aly raisman seizing silver. i was there when she stepped off the podium. >> thank you. >> nancy: the entire arena erupted for you. you seemed emotional, as well. >> yes, it was so special, they whole entire arena, they were screaming and cheering and standing up on their feet. it's not something you expect not being in the u.s. it's so amazing, i'll never ever forget it. >> that has been her destiny all along. >> nancy: teammate simone biles crowned the d >> i'm feeling a whirlwind of emotion, excited, happy, proud?e both went out there tonight and we both did our jobs. i couldn't ask for anything more. >> nancy: but this was a fight to the finish for the two members of the final five. half-way through biles, the three-time reigning world champion, found herself in unfamiliar territory. >> she is not leading at the half-way point of the women's all-around. >> nancy: biles and raisman both behind russia's aliya mustafina, but both came roaring
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>> we just kept telling each other to have fun, it's only one more routine. i think that's what we did. >> nancy: then raisman's floor routine would increase her score. the entire time her parents on the edge of their seats. this silver sweet redemption for aly. four years ago in london she was knocked off the podium by mustafina due to the tiebreaker rule. >> i'm on cloud nine right now. i'm so excited to finallve my all-around medal. it took me five times for this and i finally did it, so i'm very happy. >> nancy: support pouring in from back home and around the world. sox slugger david ortiz tweeting, "congrats to my good friend aly raisman on the silver medal, making boston proud as usual. boston strong." both young women still soaking it all in. >> it's just insane. i don't have words.
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and now to the pool. last night michael phelps proved his dominance. >> michael phelps, ryan lochte, head to head in the 200m individual med medley. >> history. >> nancy: but superman blew away the pool. >> this isn't even close. from everybody. >> nancy: claiming his fourth gold of the games. [national anthem playing] the 22nd of his storied career. >> i had a really hard time holding it together. so it's obviously a very emotional event for me. and something that, you know, it's very special. being able to win 22 olympic gold medals, it's something you just dream of. >> nancy: lochte losing steam, settling for fifth. >> i wish i did a little better. i felt great before the race, and i guess i just didn't have it tonight. >> nancy: phelps was back in
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but exhaustion wouldn't impact the superstar swimmer. >> but he has gained some ground coming off. phelps to the wall. and he's second. >> nancy: he won the event in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 olympics. the 200m fly final is friday night. the 100 backstroke belonged to ryan murphy. >> i could see him the whole way. i was tg getting real tired at the end. i was able to hold it together. >> nancy: another gold for the first-time olympian. emanuel is going to do it. >> nancy: an olympic record for simone manual. she tied for gold in the 100 mf free style. the first african american woman to medal in an individual event in swimming. >> it's definitely been a lounge journey these past four years. i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. i'm just so blessed. >> nancy: it looks like no one can stop katie ledecky. the 19-year-old phenom breaking the olympic record in the 800m free style.
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friday night, trying to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 free styles for the first time since 1968. before the race, ryan lochte posted this picture on instagram showing him and michael phelps carbo loading, enjoying some pasta. he captured it "one last time" with the #u.s.a. long journey 12 years. so while they may be rival, also good friends. more history wasad judo as a familiar face is now celebrating a second gold medal. we're talking about kayla harrison. she dominated the competition in the 78 kilogram weight class. she won the gold by forcing her opponent to tap out. kayla, who trains in wakefield, has won gold in the event in rio and in london. she was first american to become an olympic champion in judo. and now she is the first u.s. judoka to win back-to-back
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and she's thrilled to be going outon top. >> i'm only as strong as this school. so i'm really blessed. this gold medal belongs to all of us. >> to be a two-time olympic champion, i'm going to retire as one of the greatest that's ever done judo. >> nancy: kayla, aly and simone biles had a chance to share a few moments together after earning their medals. you can see kayla and aly are hometown girls sharing a the three then posed for pictures showing off those new medals. so between the two of them, kayla and aly have quite a few medals. you have to wonder, what do you do with those medals. before she left for rio, aly filled me in on the best place to store those medals. a gold, silver and bronze. we'll have that coming up at 6:30. then in just a few minutes, aly raisman's cheering section was a lot bigger than the fans in the stands. in rio a lot of people were
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we'll take you to the watch party where there was a whole lot of celebrating at the end of the night. >> sarah: thanks, nancy. we'll see you in a bit. let's get caughten up on the medal count. after all those win, the u.s. in the lead heading into today's events. so far americans have earned 38 medals including 16 gold. china remains in second place with the total of 30 medals and japan is in third with 22. >> christa: all right. still ahead here at 6:12 a.m. driving into danger. a commuterai what caused the driver to stop on the track? >> sarah: and more from the olympic zone. aly raisman talking about what she's looking forward to next. >> chris: all about the heat and humidity the last couple days, feeling more like 100 again this afternoon. this go-around tracking some storms. >> christa: and an emergency landing for a flight out of boston with nearly two dozen people sent to the hospital after getting hurt by severe
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:16,. everybody, it is going to be hot out there today. >> christa: you need a strategy, a neighbor's pool like sarah does. >> sarah: yeah. take advantage of my >> chris: now we know where we'll all be later on. sarah's neighbor, sorry, but thanks for the invite, right? 8 degrees in boston. 78 in norwood. 78 in boston. poolside, beachside day across the area. high heat and humidity. one thing to note this afternoon if you are laying out, keep an eye to the sky. we'll have some scattered showers and storms that develop, especially late afternoon, early this evening. dew point levels running at 72, 74 down in hyannis. we'll talk about a lot of humidity in the air.
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trying to get going across eastern connecticut. there may be one or two towns that pick up a brief shower. the main action will be later on this afternoon. any time after:00, 3:00, keep an eye to the sky. the issue with some of these storms later on today, because the atmosphere has so much humidity, so much moisture, they're capable of producing lockley torrential rain. it's not that all towns see buckets of rainfall. wow, cloud-to-ground lightning one or two on the stronger side. keep an eye on that. 40% of us get hit by these storms later on this afternoon into the early evening hours. the forecast heading up tomorrow. a back front sliding in. it will be cooler to more clouds around. so that wound tend to favor eastern mass, especially along the coastline. northeast mass. it used -- it will be near 80 tomorrow. the northeasterly wind meelings
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so tomorrow the threat is higher away from the coastline versus the coastline. same goes tomorrow and again on sunday. any thunderstorm that forms because there is so much water vapor in the atmosphere will be capable of producing heavy rain and a few with gusty winds. high humidity as far as the eye can see. so we're in it frizz factor-wise. good ponytail weather. set it and forget it. 92 to 97 this afternoon. hot and humid weather. scattered showers and storms to watch out for. getting into early next week, we'rck that. means temperatures running lower to mid-80s. >> christa: the mass pike is basically shue down eastbound. they're making some progress on the westbound side? >> danielle: one lane is open eastbound. two lanes are open westbound. so major delays on the pike right around the charleton area. that's from a crash this morning that happened before the charlton service plaza. and all lanes were closed before. but now we're starting to see some progress as two tractor-trailers involved with
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alternate route there. no other issues on the pike. we're watching an accident that has two lanes blocked. this is northbound on route 93 at montvale avenue. south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, just about 15 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. let's head to the olympic accident where needham native aly raisman's biggest fans were cheering her on. >> aly, aly, aly! >> sarah: this is the scene at newton's excel gym last night. gymnastics there. and of course the little girl had dreams of getting gold. >> christa: we saw that in one of her journal entries, a camp yearbook. well, last night the girls got to watch one of their heroes soaring to new heights. here's 7's kimberly bookman with more. >> kimberly: in the heart of newton's excel gym, a cheering section so full of love you have to believe aly raisman felt it
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she went to excel, of course. and excel really gave her good stuff to learn. >> kimberly: it is at this gym where the needham native got her start. >> we're so proud to be part of something big like that. it's so amazing how she keeps going and going. >> kimberly: they are team aly all the way. >> i think it's inspiring. >> kimberly: in fact, this instructor wore patriotic sneakers raisman gave her in charm during the women's individual gymnastics all-around competition. this aspiring gymnast from raisman's current practice facility, brestyan's in burlington, put her hair in a raisman bun and held tight to a leotard the olympian autographed in hopes of sending positive vibes. >> i feel like she's going to do
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practicing really, really hard. >> go, aly, go! >> kimberly: rooting for raisman while practicing their own routines, there's little doubt she'd take home a prize. what raisman left with was silver, but she's second to none with her fan base. >> i'm so happy she got silver. that's really, really good. >> aly, aly! >> kimberly: it looks like raisman's gyms are getting a boost from her solid showing. excel says after the last olympics four years ago, it had a 25% increase in business. children inspired by raisman wanted to sign up for gymnastics. the gym owner expects a similar increase this time around. kimberly bookman, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: uh-oh, better get on the list now, right? >> sarah: i know. >> christa: the competition is stiff. ism future olympians. >> christa: so the patriots winning their first preseason game. jimmy garoppolo stepping into the spotlight. you'll hear from the new starting q.b. coming up next. >> sarah: and we're staying on top of breaking news. a serious tractor-trailer crash closing the mass pike eastbound
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>> sarah: the patriots started preseason with a win. jimmy garoppolo led the offense for the first half. >> christa: garoppolo completed 11 of 18 patses for 168 yards. rookie receiver malcolm mitchell suffered what appeared to be a severe injury to his left elbow in the second quarter, however, the x-rays were negative. according to espn, he dislocated the elbow and will mission it several weeks. pats won the game 34-22.
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>> i think i'm working in the right direction. s earlier this week, there are plentyf things i can workerd there. that's part of being a quarterback. there are a lotherefnd there. you want to be the best at your craft. >> christa: and the pat their second preseason game in six days when they host the bears. >> sarah: the red sox hoping to bounce back after dropping 2 of 3 to the yankees. last night alex rodriguez drove in a run in his f he grounded out in the eighth, allowing brett gardner to score an insurance run for the yankees. hanley ramirez drove in pair of runs for the sox, but that was all boston's offense could muster. sox lost 4-2. they host the diamondbacks tonight. >> christa: a busy day of news on this friday. we have breaking news to tell you about an update. this breaking news about a flight out of logan that made an emergency landing with severe turbulence injuring 24 people. >> sarah: also a bad crash
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i'm live in rio with all the emotional reaction from the med i willists. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morning, everybody. it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. team u.s.a. on fue dw o, along with the weather. >> sarah: they are. >> chris: probably the weather across new england the last couple day, rinse and repeat. we're back with the heat advisory today. 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. this afternoon. 78 in boston. easily cracking 90. mid-90s this afternoon. the difference between today and yesterday, the risk for system scattered storms developing this afternoon into early this evening. with so much moisture in the atmosphere, locally heavy rainfall and even cloud to ground lightning a possibility. not everyone will see it because they're scattered, but if you get hit, it can happen in a short amount of time. >> sarah: breaking news, part
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shut down thanks the a crash involving two track trails. let's send it over the danielle gersh following the latest. >> danielle: that's right, sarah. this crash happened around 3:00 a.m. all lanes in both directions were closed eastbound and westbound. and now one lane is open eastbound on the pike in charleton and two lanes westbound are back open. and let's take a look here at this accident. notice a lot of red still around this scene. so as an alternate route, i would suggest you take route anl continue t situation. hopefully things will start the reopen around here soon. back to you, guys. >> sarah: american gymnasts putting on a show at the olympics. they're the top two gymnasts in the world. aly raisman and simone biles making their olympic dreams come true. the teammates and friends placing first and second. >> christa: and they're talking about all they've accomplished, what's coming up next, let's go to 7's nancy chen. she was there for all the excitement. nancy, sarah and i had to rethis our make-up after she started
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too. you were there. >> nancy: yeah, inside the arow narcotic everyone was incredibly emotional when she finished that floor routine. an incredible night overall for aly raisman. aly and simone proving once again the u.s. women's team is the best in the world. on top of the world. simone biles grabs gold. aly raisman seizes silver. it's just the second time that two u.s. gymnasts have finished one, two in an olympic all-around. for the needham native, this is what she she tried to put her feelings into words after stepping off the podium. the entire arena erupted for you. you seemed pretty emotional, as well. >> yes. it was so special. the whole entire arena. they were cheering and standing up on their feet, not something you expect not being in the u.s. it's so amazing. i'll never ever forget it. >> nancy: as teammates, she and simone share a special bond. their win bringing them closer.
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rather have stood on the podium with than aly. it's amazing. she's been one of my biggest role models since i watched the olympics in 2012. >> nancy: the two have been there for each other every step of the way. >> because it's such a stressful day, we just kept going over to each other and telling each other that we loved each other and giving each other hugs. i think it's just something that you need under that kind of pressure and it's obviously helped us a lot tonight. >> sarah: during an interview after the medal ceremony, aly talked about i started gymnastics when i was 18 months old. my mom showed me the magnificent seven. who would have thought years later i'd be up here just like them. >> sarah: now they're looking ahead. >> i have a really nice leotard i can't wait to wear. i'm going to feel like supergirl. >> sarah: and aly and simone are not done yet. they will compete in these olympic games still. the pool. also a big night out there. michael phelps and ryan lochte
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actually in the 200 individual medley. phelps easily pulled away from all of the competition, claiming his fourth gold of the game. lochte losing speed, settling for fifth. but a lot of people are buzzing about simone manuel. she won gold, becoming the first african american woman to get al event in swimming. now back to gymnastics. with two more med yams london olympics, aly raisman has he bit of hardware. what do you do with all those medals? i asked her. >> we keep them in a safe. i'll text my dad to pick them up to remind myself of having a rough day at the gym. or sometimes i bring it home because it is something when i just stop and think about it, it really is like crazy to think that i've already been there, just because i work so hard and i obsess over getting there
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so it is kind of weird. >> nancy: back to you guys in boston. >> this is her show. >> ten seconds from the gold medal. >> sarah: we're also hearing from olympic champ kayla harrison about her big win yesterday. judoka who trains in wakefield winning back-to-back golded and some breaking news this morning. 22 passengers, two flight you can see a woman on the plane was taken off in a neck brace. all 2 victims were treated for minor injuries and have been releasinged from the hospital. the plane was on its way to sacramento and diverted to rapid city south dakota. jetblue officials say they sent a replacement aircraft to take the remaining passengers to sacramento. >> christa: now a crushing collision that was caught on camera. a driver rushed to the hospital after crossing the tracks.
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let's go to 7's john cuoco where this happened in wakefield. and that video so intense to watch, john. >> john: very intense, christa. this all played out in a matter of seconds. that driver going past the gates here, colliding with the train on the tracks. if you look closely, you can still see skid marks right there on the pavement. you can see this video, the truck is dragged the length of a football field down these railroad tracks. the video captured by a nearby automotive track shows rail train hit this pick-up truck. the mbta says the railroad crossing warning system was working properly, but we're told a 76-year-old man plowed right through them in his truck. the truck was lifted off the track. the 76-year-old was rushed to mass general. >> i was shaking and crying and calling 911. i was just trying to make sure that's all right. >> everybody in the right state of mind wouldn't just drive through that, like that. he did go around.
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that man was still in the hospital. we're told police are considering a $200 fine for him. live in wakefield john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: john, thank you. still ahead, a at car in rhode island. the father's excuse for leaving him there. >> the jogger murdered in princeton fought back. police with a new plea to the public to help find her killer. >> christa: and a case of home alone. now police are hoping you can help them catch a would-be
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>> sarah: new details of a murder of a woman while jogging in princeton. police say vanessa the suspect should have injuries. the d.a. said the 27-year-old victim's killer was a manning, and she would have left some marks on him, scratches, scrapes or bruises. investigators searched the woods again yesterday where marcotte's body was found. residents say they are locking their doors and they just want this killer caught. >> it's shaken people, but more importantly it's the sense that who is this person, or what really happened?
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>> sarah: marcotte left her mother's house to go running sunday afternoon. that's when police say she was killed. >> christa: and police arresting a man after they say he made a dangerous decision and left his three-year-old son in a locked car in cranston, rhode island. police say the man went into an office leaving his son in the car in yesterday's extreme heat with the windows cracked an inch for about a half hour. now, firefighters were able to get said he didn't realize how long he was gone for. and police this morning searching for this suspect who they say tried to break into a house in rockland while a teen was home alone. investigators say the 13-year-old boy saw the man trying to pick the lock with a knife. the suspect apparently ran off into the woods when he saw that teenager. >> sarah: we're following two breaking stories. parts of the mass pike finally sarting to open up after a bad crash in charleston.
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>> breaking news. a jet blue flight from boston hits turbulence. >> problems on the pike. anial morning crash causing commuter concerns. >> nancy: medals piling up in rio. gymnasts topping the podium. aly raisman and simone biles dominating the comti and silver. ar 6:45. time now to know and go. we have your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: and your traffic and weather. important news heading into the weekend. chris lambert has your forecast. >> chris: 78 in boston right now. dew points running into the 70s. so we have the high heat. we have the high humidity. this afternoon. even have a couple showers trying to pop up in northeastern connecticut. the bulkf the activity will hold off until mid to late afternoon. we're tracking scattered storms in here later on in the day as energy from the west works in and combines with that heat and humidity. any time after 2:00, 3:00 p.m., more scattered showers and up, especially late afternoon, early this the main threat with these
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water vapor, so much moisture, locally torrential rain. one or two of the storms may be strong. but we're really watching rain and the potential for a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning with the storms that do form. hit-and-miss. not every town will see it. we do expect more scattered storms. tomorrow especially back through 495, back into worcester county, the reason for that it's going to be a north easterly wind that developing off the coastline. that northeast wind meets up with the west to southwestd opportunity. look at the temperatures again today. a lot like yesterday. middle 90s. heat index at times near or above 100 degrees. 77 to 87 tomorrow. still up to the upper 80s out through worcester county. more seasonable as you get to early next week. >> christa: breaking news this morning. part of the mass pike in charleton shut down because of a crash involving two tractor-trailers. let's get right out to the scene.
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right now? >> victoria: well, we have vast prove. s on the mass see right behind , traffic is getting through in both directions. now, this was a really bad crash between two tractor-trailers. there are still delays especially if you're coming through the charleton area heading eastbound. overnight two tractor-trailers collided. one of them burst into flames. it had to shut down traffic in both directions. so you can only imagine the types of delays that both were dealing with in the very morning hours. at one point they were able to open some lanes traveling westbound. eastbound took more time, but you can see right now traffic is getting through if you are on the other side of where they are still working to clear some of that wreckage. there are still some things you'll have to deal with. live this morning in charleton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right. of course let's get some more updates on how this is affecting your morning commute. danielle? >> danielle: this has been
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this happened at 2:45 a.m. notice all the red along this accident. major delays from this. the best alternate route would probably be to take route 20 to avoid there altogether. we have no word on when they're going to wrap up things over there. the pike closer to town, though, not looking so bad out there. good news there. we're still watching an accident. this is woburn, two lanes blocked on 93 northbound at montvale avenue. and then south of town, braintree toes be on the northbound expressway, 16 minutes. not too bad there. a little slow around the braintree split. no or 95. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get to some breaking news about a frightening flight out of logan airport. a plane hit turbulence so bad that the pilot had to make an emergency landing. >> sarah: two dozen people were taken to the hospital with injuries. 's nicole oliverio live at logan airport with more. >> nicole: sarah, just frightening moments for all the passengers on board jetblue flight 429.
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sacramento, but it made that emergency landing in south dakota. you can see passengers taking pictures. a lot of them wearing neck braces. they say that the pilot came over the air, said to put on their seat belts and all of a sudden the plane dropped. one passenger describing it as being in an elevator that dropped 40 to 50 floors instantly. >> we got tossed around lying rag dolls, everybody. bam, bam, up and down, and the jolt was so bad that at least half of us in the back of the plane, everybody had neck injuries. it was like, oh, we're dead. it was awful. >> nicole: passengers say there was no problem with the weather as they left here in boston. it wasn't until they got over d. we do know that all 24 people who were hurt have been released from that south dak hpital
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the land in sacramento before 7:30. live from logan, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> now on 7, tears and triumph. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> nancy: team u.s.a. with a one-two punch. >> gold and silver for team u.s. >> nancy: a golden night for simone biles. >> you have the best routine of your life when it counts the most. >> nancy: aly raisman takin >> some say the sequel is never as good as the original. aly raisman just proved them wrong. >> nancy: destiny delivered at the summer games. >> sarah: what a performance, needham's own aly raisman soaring in the olympic all-around. >> christa: i think we'll remember both of these performances for years to come. so she and teammate simone biles taking silver and gold respectively. 's nancy chen was there for it
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>> sarah: >> gold and silver medalists, one, two for team u.s.a. >> nancy: american dominance on display in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. needham native aly raisman seizing silver. i was there when she stepped off the podium. >> thank you. >> nancy: the entire arena erupted for you. ole entire arena, they werell. screaming and ch not being in the u.s. it's so amazing, i'll never ever forget it. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> nancy: teammate simone biles crowned the world champion. >> i'm feeling a whirlwind of emotion, excited, happy, proud of both me and aly, because we both went out there tonight and we both did our jobs. i couldn't ask for anything more. >> nancy: but this was a fight to the finish for the two members of the final five. half-way through, biles, the three-time reigning world champion, found herself in unfamiliar territory.
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>> nancy: biles and raisman both behind russia's aliya mustafina, but both came roaring back on beam. >> we just kept telling each other to have fun, it's only one more routine. i think that's what we did. >> nancy: then raisman's floor routine would increase her score. the entire time her parents on the edge of their seats. this silver sweet redemption for aly. four years ago in london she was knocked off the podium by rule. >> i'm on cloud nine right now. i'm so excited to finally have my all-around medal. it took me five times for this and i finally did it, so i'm very happy. >> nancy: support pouring in from back home and around the world. sox slugger david ortiz tweeting, "congrats to my good friend aly raisman on the silver medal, making boston proud as usual. boston strong." both young women still soaking it all in.
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>> sarah: and now to the pool where two members of team u.s.a. faced off for a table time. it was a race to remember in rio. >> just 1/100ths of a second behind chad. that should do it. >> nancy: one of sports' greatest rivalries comes to an end in rio. michael phelps crowned the champion in a final face-off with teammate ryan lochte. >> i guess i just didn't have it tonight. >> nancy: phelps could not be stopped, pulling ahead in the last leg of the 200m individual medley ander it was pure gold. >> four straight olympic golds, and this one was not even close. >> winning f the announcer said that, i had a really hard time holding it together. >> nancy: lochte finishing in fifth and ready for a break. >> i can't say that my journey is over. i know that i'm going to have to take a break mentally and get
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again in the sport. >> nancy: but the friendship will live on between the two. it goes far beyond the lanes. showed this picture showing the two do a little carbo loading. those carbs helping phelps who was back in the pool a short time later. >> and he's done it! >> nancy: securing a second-place finish in the 100m fly semifinal. now bound for another gold medal race,. an historic achieve. a female s. >> simone manuel is the winner! >> nancy: manuel setn olympic record, tying for gold in the 100m free style and becoming the first african american woman to widividual gold in swimming. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years. i'm just so blessed to have a gold medal. i'm just so blessed. >> nancy: emotions running high as she made history. >> moves into the wall. a new olympic record. >> sarah: and it seems
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the 19-year-old set an olympic record in preliminaries of the 800m free style. she's on track to take her fourth gold of the games when she dives in tonight. american ryan murphy won his gold for 200 backstroke while dirado qualified for the backstroke and missy franklin is headed home empty handed. a big day also for kayla she won gold. this is the jacket that she was wearing when she won that gold medal back in london you might remember. she was the first american to ever take gold in judo. and now she's the first american to take back-to-back golds. this is the jacket she was wearing. kayla's been wonderful. she told me before the interview every night before she goes the sleep she visualizes winning that second gold medal. yesterday she did.
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to borrow or do you get to keep it, nancy? >> sarah: can i put it on? judo. i'm ready to rumble. >> christa: you wear it well. now she's going to show you some of her moves. you guys are tight. i saw your picture on twitter, as well. so nancy, ready to go for a whole other week? you've been doing an awesome job. how is your stamina going into week two of the olympics here. >> it's going to be great. we had a fantastic jam-packed week, just amazing for our locals at one point. alley -- aly raisman and kayla harrison were competing at the exact same time, to show you how busy it is here. >> christa: thank you so much. >> sarah: hard to believe, the "today show" straight ahead on this friday. much more of the olympics coming up. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we'll see you back here bright and early on monday morning.
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good morning. tears of joy. a golden, emotional night for team usa. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps grabs his fourth gold in rio in his final showdown with ryan lochte. simone manual wins gold. first african-american woman to medal in an individual olympic event ever.

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